Pastor Sarah is on sabbatical for the summer.
Summer Bible Study, Wednesdays at 7pm led by Dan Hanner will focus on 1st and 2nd Kings – Meets in the Sunday school classrooms. We sometimes think of the old testament as focusing on justice and power, while the new testament focuses on love, forgiveness, and grace. But many of the concepts of the new testament are found during the time of King Solomon and later, the prophet Elisha in 1st and 2nd Kings. This summer, we will explore some of these passages in the old testament, while connecting the lessons to our lives and praying for one another. Obviously summer schedules vary a lot, so this is very informal. Feel free to join us whenever it fits in your schedule. Read ahead if you like, but it is not necessary. Click here for more information and to see the schedule.
There is no Bible Study on June 26 or July 3.
Adult Forum on Sunday Mornings at 9:15 am
Engaging Luther Engaging the Psalms
July 14, 21, and 28
led by Diane Yeager
While Luther wanted to put the Bible in the hands of all Christian believers, he also thought these readers would need some help grasping “the true content” of the texts — even (or perhaps especially) the prayerful songs that make up the Book of Psalms. On each of these three Sundays, we will consider an individual psalm in light of Luther’s unfolding of its meaning.
- July 14: Psalm 82 (on worldly government and public responsibility)
- July 21: Psalm 90 (a dark psalm exploring transience and praying for remedy)
- July 28: Psalm 111 (what Luther calls “the Holy Spirit’s hymn and poem”)
The three sessions are independent; feel free to come to any one, any two, or all three — as your schedule allows. No preparation is expected, but if you have time to read the psalm before the session, you might experiment with writing a brief (paragraph length) comment of your own on how the faith of those who composed the psalms still speaks (or fails to speak) to readers in 2019.
Brothers of Peace is taking a summer hiatus and will not meet in July and August. Their next meeting will be Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm.
Lunch Bunch will meet July 16 at 12:30pm at the Atlantis Restaurant located in the Bradlee Shopping Center 3648 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302.
Lunch Bunch is a group of individuals who meet monthly for fellowship and food. All are welcome! A sign up sheet is located in Fellowship Hall. RSVP with Susan Dehaven, Debbie Marquardt or contact the office at (703) 354-5233. Thanks, Susan Dehaven
at Mar-Lu-Ridge in Maryland.
Friday night – Sunday noon
October 11-13, 2019
People of all ages are welcome. Cost and more details to come.
Registration opens Sunday, June 30th!!
July 21st Pizza and paint party: Youth room edition
All are invited to come help work on the youth room – by way of a paint brush, cleaning and moving stuff, or even by offering well-timed words of encouragement. Youth and parents are especially invited – your insights are important! The idea is to create a space for youth, ideally with their input! Decals? Rugs? A wall-mounted television to watch deep films and discuss the mysteries of the universe? Ping pong table (you’ll have a lifetime friendly opponent in me!)? Let’s start with an afternoon of painting and pizza after service on the 21st!
Vacation Bible School – July 29-August 2nd 9:00 am – 12:00 pm St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 6800 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003 Registration is open!! Help is still needed during the week with people to supervise the kids and assistants to the crafts, games, music, and snacks, and ahead of time decorating and painting. Learn more or register at wearestalbans.org/vbs/.
Also, be sure to check out our full church calendar.